We are continuing our travels through the Northeast, this week visiting New Hampshire!
Geography is still Abby's favorite part of our day! She likes sharing what she's learned and occasionally we will do pop quizzes at random times during the week which she LOVES!
wall map | If You Lived At The Time Of The American Revolution | Lucy's Summer | Little Passports | foam puzzle | state facts card
Our geography lessons are spread out over the course of five days. I've mentioned this before, but when I began planning to add U.S. Geography into our schedule I wanted something simple and manageable, but also something I could do daily to give Abby a good review. This allows us to include read alouds, fun worksheets/coloring sheets and activities to enhance the week. I have been using this curriculum as a general guide and I like the information and materials it provides and recommends, but also that it allows the flexibility to add or omit where needed. Our geography blocks take anywhere from 10-30 minutes depending on what activity is planned, some weeks being fuller than others depending on the resources and time available. Though I have a general plan of typical activities I want to cover each week, I'm always on the hunt for a new activity or craft to use for each specific state to keep things fresh. Some weeks my plans may look completely different from the initial plan, but I have really enjoyed having a basic plan in place to keep me accountable.
Here's a peek at a typical week...
A new resource we happened upon was this super cute magnetic USA puzzle my dad picked up. Abby spent most of her free time putting it together, getting to know the state shapes and familiarizing herself with other states we have not yet covered.
At the end of the week, we played a quick game of Jeopardy to review Massachusetts and New Hampshire, which Abby always seems to enjoy and watched several episodes of Liberty's Kids to correlate with this read aloud.
Next week, we travel to New Jersey!
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